However, after the third season Landau became involved in a contract dispute with the show's producers, and the husband and wife team left "Mission Impossible."
Born Millicent Foget in an automobile en route to the hospital in Chicago, Barbara moved to New York as a teenager to become a fashion model and dancer. She took dance classes at Martha Graham's school and studied acting with Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio.
"I was a model, but though I had appeared in 'Vogue' and 'Harpers Bazaar,' I couldn't see modeling leading me anywhere," she told interviewer Jerry Bauer in 1976. "I was fascinated by acting and I enrolled in acting classes" where she met Landau.
"I never dreamed I would become an actress. I was either going to teach or save the world."
In the late 1970s Barbara again teamed up with Landau in the sci-fi series "Space: 1999."